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Environment Bill 2019-21

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
George Eustice
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 009 2019-21 (as introduced) (PDF) 30.01.2020

Latest news on the Environment Bill 2019-21

This Bill was being considered by a Public Bill Committee but due to current circumstances the sittings of the Committee have been suspended until further notice. The Committee is now scheduled to report by Tuesday 1 December 2020.

The membership of the Public Bill Committee has been announced by the Committee of Selection:

Certain parts of this Bill have been certified by the Speaker as relating exclusively to England and England and Wales, so the ‘English votes for English laws’ procedure will apply to it in the House of Commons. 

Additional information 

Summary of the Environment Bill 2019-21

A Bill to make provision about targets, plans and policies for improving the natural environment; for statements and reports about environmental protection; for the Office for Environmental Protection; about waste and resource efficiency; about air quality; for the recall of products that fail to meet environmental standards; about water; about nature and biodiversity; for conservation covenants; about the regulation of chemicals; and for connected purposes.

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